The Growing Communities project
The Growing Communities project is a partnership project between Gloucester Services, The Gateway Trust and GL communities. Volunteers supported by GL Communities have been developing the site so that it has wildlife meadows, a community orchard and new woodland of 1,000+ native trees and hedgerows on three acres of land on the Gloucester Services Northbound site on the M5.
Paul Stepney who has been managing the project says ‘finally after 2 years of combating 6 feet weeds and access issues, the Growing Communities Project is starting to meet the vision that we had for it. Over these years, a wide range of volunteers have battled the elements and maintained and developed the site and this September (2017) we will harvest our first crop of fruit.
If anyone likes outdoor activities do get in touch with Paul Stepney for more information.